Jacob's Ride Around the Altoona Curve

The newly formed Blair County HLAA Chapter arranged a visit by Jacob's Ride at the game on May 20, to see the Curve defeat the Erie SeaWolves 4 - 1. The event included a Meet and Greet at Peoples Natural Gas Field, and the chapter sold more than 150 tickets.

Cochlear implant recipient Jacob Landis has ridden his bike over 20,000 miles, and the resulting donations have financed over a dozen cochlear implants!

Attendees were presented with information about kinds of hearing loss, and supportive technology from many manufacturers. Local audiologists Lemme Audiology, ENT Associates, and Professional Hearing Aid Center, as well as representatives from Cochlear and Starkey were present to provide information and do hearing screening.

Attendees were also treated to a Home Run Derby with baseball legend Jose Canseco and great night of baseball with the Altoona Curve. Two of our youngest members, Hannah Davis, 2 and Toby Weaver, 7, who have bilateral severe to profound hearing loss, accompanied Jacob to throw out ceremonial first pitches. The night was capped off with fireworks.